LASUTH Management Applauds Staff For Academic Excellence and Significant contributions to the Health Sector




Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) Management has applauded and celebrated its members of staff for excellence in their academic pursuit and significant contributions to various professional health bodies.

The Chief Medical Director of LASUTH, Prof. Adetokunbo Fabamwo, at the award ceremony in Lagos, sang praises of the awardees for their achievements in spite of challenges facing Nigeria’s health sector such as ‘japa syndrome’.

Prof. Fabamwo noted that the achievement by these individuals clearly put LASUTH in the limelight for its exceptional work.

The CMD acknowledged Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for ensuring sufficient funding and approval for all initiatives of the hospital, noting that some initiatives are donor-driven.

He confirmed the efforts of the hospital in tackling the issue of brain drain through the implementation of the exit replacement programme. He said the programme which aimed at replacing members of staff who exit the system, had ensured an uninterrupted flow of services at the hospital.

The CMD also mentioned the hospital’s efforts at creating training opportunities that would enable people to render various quality services to the state and nation.

Prof Fabamwo spoke of the schools established by the hospital to address the challenges of human resources including the School of Anaesthetic Technology, School of Orthopedic Cast Technology, and School of Echocardiography.

“We also have other programmes that are underway such as Advanced Professional Diploma in Hospital Administration and Management, which has been approved by the Institute of Health Service Administrators of Nigeria.

“School of Paramedics, Caregivers Academy whose graduates would hold both local and international certifications upon completion. We are striving to make the hospital a leading advanced tertiary health care provider in Africa”, the CMD said.

Similarly, Prof. Adebowale Adekoya, Director, Clinical Services and Training, emphasised the crucial role that healthcare professionals play in advancing the industry.

Prof. Adekoya praised the awardees for their achievements and encouraged them to continue in their pursuit of academic excellence while diligently carrying out their duties of saving lives and maintaining high standards of healthcare.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some of the awardees included Prof. Oluwarotimi Akinola, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Prof. Fidelis Njokanma, Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health; Dr Sekinat Osinowo, Senior Registrar 11, Department of Radiology.

Others are Dr Oluwatoni Adeyemi, Consultant Public Health Physician and Senior Special Assistant to Lagos State Governor on Health; Dr Ololade Fadipe, Deputy Director, Nursing Services, among others.

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